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2015 Mike Iaconelli Fishing Videos

Iaconelli and Kevin VanDam at Toyota Texas Bass ClassicIn this video: Iaconelli's crankbait fish runs at fellow Toyota pro Kevin VanDam's boat, gets tangled in his line, power pole and outboard. Pretty sure this was the only bass ever on the line by two Bassmaster Classic Champions and Anglers-of-the-Year at the same time.
Kevin VanDam, TTBC, Toyota
May 27th, 2015
Iaconelli Gets Tangled in Kevin VanDam's Power Pole at TTBCIn this video: Mike Iaconelli was strolling a crankbait in a community hole at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. The fish ran into VanDam's line, under VanDam's boat and around his power pole/outboard. Watch the amazing catch.
Kevin VanDam, TTBC, Toyota
May 27th, 2015
2015 Lake Havasu BASS Elite Series Event RecapIn this video: Mike Iaconelli Lake Havasu Recap
Mike primarily used 2 baits to catch bass in the super-clear waters at Havasu:
Jerkbait for Laregmouth and Smallmouth

Cover-Oriented Bass
Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, VMC, Missile Jigs, Abu Garcia, Lake Havasu, BASS
May 27th, 2015
Mike Iaconelli 2015 BASS Elite Sacramento River Tournament RecapIn this video: Mike Iaconelli Sacramento River / California Delta Recap
Mike primarily used 2 baits to catch mostly post-spawn fish:
Shallow Spawning Flats with Submerged Vegetation

Isolated Cover Texas Rig
Tackle Warehouse, VMC, Berkley, Abu Garcia
May 27th, 2015
eXmark Giving Back Your weekendsIn this video: Youtube user sirkeifer thinks about what life would be like if he had an eXmark lawnmower. Take back your weekends!
sirkeifer, eXmark, Take back your weekends
May 12th, 2015
BASS Fishing Pro & Dallas Cowboy Gerald SensabaughIn this video: Former Dallas Cowboy Safety & Current BASS Open Angler Gerald Sensabaugh talks about the transition in competitive sports from NFL football to BASS tournament fishing. Gerald talks about his dad and grandfather taking him fishing as a kid and his three goals.
1. Play in the NFL
2. Professional bass fishing
Watch the video to find out his third life goal. Can he do all 3?
Gerald Sensabaugh, Dallas Cowboys, BASS, IKE LIVE
May 11th, 2015
Top 3 Bed Fishing Secret Bass Fishing Tips VideoIn this video: In this video, professional bass fisherman Mike "Ike" Iaconelli answers bass angler's social media question concerning how to fish for spawning bass, or how to fish for bass on the beds. Largemouth bass fishing lures and baits to try and secret tactics and techniques to keep from spooking the fish.
All the fans!
April 29th, 2015
Ike's Bass Tournament Lore - Hooked on Norman with Guido HibdonIn this video: Professional BASS angler and former City Limits Fishing show host Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about fishing a bass fishing tournament with Bassmaster Classic Champion and multiple AOY winner, FLW Outdoors pro and bass fishing legend Guido Hibdon on Lake Norman as a co-angler / non-boater. Ike starts the day by burying a treble hook in his hand, removes it without medical assistance and keeps fishing.

Watch the entire episode with former Dallas Caowboy Gerald Sensabaugh, AOY leader John Crews, and BASS Open winner Dustin Connell
BASS, FLW Outdoors, Guido Hibdon
April 21st, 2015
How Mike Iaconelli "Ike" Finds Bass in High WaterIn this video: Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about rising water and how he fishes it. Lots of anglers head to the banks, but Ike still fishes the outside and inside grass lines. The birds also helps Ike determine where grass is beneath. Fish won't always abandon their grass habitat with rising water.
Wired2Fish, DT Series Crankbaits
April 20th, 2015
Mike Iaconelli Lake Guntersville BASS Elite Series Tournament RecapIn this video: Iaconelli caught 70lbs of bass over 3 days primarily using these two setups:

Day 1
- 1/2 oz. Green Pumpkin Molix Lover Skirted Vibrating Jig
- Berkley Havoc Ike's Devil Spear
- Chartreuse Spike It Dip-N-Glo Worm Dye
- Abu Garcia "Ike" 7' Med Power Series Casting Rod
- Abu Garcia REVO MGXtreme Casting Reel
- 15lb. Berkley Trilene XL Pro Grade 100% Fluorocarbon

Day 2 & 3
- Ike's Caribbean Shad color Rapala DT-6 Crankbait
- Abu Garcia 7ft Med "Ike" Delay Series Casting Rods
- 12lb. Berkley Trilene XL Pro Grade 100% Fluorocarbon
- 6.4:1 Abu Garcia REVO Premier Generation 3 Casting Reel
Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Molix
April 20th, 2015
Iaconelli Surgery & Aussie Pro Fishing Rookie Carl JocumsenIn this video: In this clip from April 13th IKE LIVE bass fishing talk show Becky talks about Mike's surgery to remove collected blood from his leg after the Bassmaster Elite Series Event on Guntersville, where he lead the tournament for 3 days.

Australian Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie, Carl Jocumsen, skypes in to talk about his top 6th place tournament finish, making his first Elite Series tournament top 12 cut, and what it's like growing up wanting to fish BASS professionally in Australia.

Watch the Entire Ike Live Episode 19

Guntersville Jocumsen photo credits Garrick Dixon and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.)
Iaconelli, Carl Jocumsen, Garrick Dixon, BASS, Pete Gluszek, Ike Live
April 16th, 2015
2015 Elite Series Sabine River Mike Iaconelli RecapIn this video: Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about the first Elite Series tournament of 2015 on the Sabine River. Iaconelli relied on two baits for a strong 30th place finish.

Firstly, Ike fished for spawning fish around the base of cypress trees with:
- Berkley Havoc Devil Spear in Sapphire Black Flake
- VMC Tungsten Worm Weight
- VMC Bobber Stop
- VMC Ike Approved Flippin Hook
- 20lb. Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Line Clear
- Abu Garcia IKE SERIES 7'6" Med Hvy Casting Rod
- Abu Garcia REVO MGX Casting Reel

In between trees, Iaconelli threw a coverage bait:
- Molix Water Slash Double Willow Spinnerbait - Ike's Mud Vein Color
- 17lb. Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Line Clear
- Abu Garcia IKE SERIES 7' Med Casting Rod
- Abu Garcia REVO MGXtreme Casting Reel
Tackle Warehouse, Berkley Havoc Devil Spear, Abu Garcia, VMC, Molix
April 13th, 2015
JT Kenney FLW Lake Toho Bass Tournament Win with Iaconelli In this video: FLW Outdoors Tour pro JT Kenney talks with Mike Iaconelli about changing full moon spawn conditions at the Lake Toho/Kissimmee FLW Tour Tournament Event on Ike Live, a semi-regular bass fishing talkshow hosted by Mike Iaconelli. Where did the bass go, and how did Kenney catch them when the cold front moved in during the spawn? Kenney caught two giant bags of tournament limits before the front moved in. How did he adjust and go on to win the 4 day tournament? Check it out. Watch the entire episode

JT Kenney Photo by Garrick Dixon and FLW Outdoors
JT Kenney, FLW Outdoors, Garrick Dixon
April 8th, 2015
Early Pre-Spawn Fishing with Suspending JerkbaitIn this video: Mike Iaconelli reminds anglers that deeper running, spoonbill-style jerkbaits are great choices for early season fishing on natural lakes. Baits like Rapala's Shadow Rap Deep and other long-billed minnow plugs help you find fish in cold water that haven't moved onto flats.

Buy Rapala Shadow Rap Deep
Tackle Warehouse, Rapala Shadow Rap Deep
April 8th, 2015
Iaconelli Secret Tips for Buying & Fishing a BuzzbaitIn this video: Professional angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about the Molix Lover Buzz. Why fish this inline buzzbait? How has Molix modified it from traditional buzzbaits? How do I fish this buzzbait to catch more bass? This how-to video will reveal all the secret reasons to fish the Molix Lover Buzz and tips on how to fish it to catch big topwater bass.

Buy Molix Lover Buzz Inline Buzzbait
Tackle Warehouse, Molix, Lover Buzz Buzzbait
April 8th, 2015
Day 3 Weigh-in from Delaware River WinIn this video: Extreme Philly Fishing just uploaded a full video of Mike's third day weigh-in on the Delaware River. Mike went on to win the tournament on day 4, you can also watch that video, Delaware River Win Video.
Delaware, BASS, Extreme Philly Fishing
March 23rd, 2015
Mike Iaconelli River Fishing Pro Tips and TacticsIn this video: A Facebook fan (Jay) asked how to catch bass in the river. In this tutorial video, Mike "Ike" Iaconelli breaks down the diversion point, seam and back eddy. Mike talks about the areas he fishes and how the break in the current effects bass (or other fish) behavior. If you want to know how to locate bass on a body of water with current, check out this pro bass fishing tip from Bassmaster Classic Champion and FLW tournament champion Michael Iaconelli.

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Facebook user Jay, Ike's Tackle Box Tips
March 19th, 2015
Mike Iaconelli Answers U.G.F.N. Members Fishing QuestionsIn this video: Mike uses Trilene Fluorocarbon about 70% of the time. He uses Spiderwire braid in heavy cover and when he needs to make really long casts (to eliminate the stretch).

Mike gives tips on finding and fishing the thermocline.

Mike answers a question about finding bass post-spawn. He explains strolling a Rapala DT-20 Crankbait to get super-deep and try to elicit bites from inactive bass.

Mike explains the end of the "City Limits" show and the evolution into the "Going Ike" show, for which Mike is currently recording episodes.
Youtube user Gene Juillet, UGFN, Fishing Questions, Tackle Warehouse
March 17th, 2015
Rapala Shadow Rap: Words in motionIn this video: What bait catches lots of lethargic bass in winter, under cold water conditions? What bait looks so real, even in super clear water, that bass still bite it?
Rapala, Shadow Rap, Mike Iaconelli
March 6th, 2015
Casey Ashley BASS Classic Tournament Win Bait & Technique In this video: 2015 Bassmaster Classic Tournament Champion Casey Ashley discusses his winning lure, tactic, techniques and secrets about customizing the bait on the March 2nd episode of IKE LIVE. You can watch the entire recorded bass fishing talkshow also featuring Bobby Lane and Viking Defensive End Brian Robison, or catch the next show (March 8th, 2015 @ 7PM ET) and ask your fishing questions live.
IKE LIVE, Casey Ashley, 2015 Bassmaster Classic, Jim Root, BASS
March 6th, 2015
Mike "Ike" Iaconelli 2015 Bassmaster Classic RecapIn this video:
Tackle Warehouse, Rapala, Missile Jigs, Berkley Trilene
March 2nd, 2015
Secret New Bait to Catch More Bass - Rapala Shadow Rap Jerkbait In this video: What bait catches lots of lethargic bass in winter, under cold water conditions? What bait looks so real, even in super clear water, that bass still bite it?

Mike "Ike" Iaconelli used the Rapala Shadow Rap Deep jerkbait as part of my arsenal at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. In this video, I'll tell you about the features of this brand new bait, which is certain to be a game changer. Don't fish for largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass? Rapala Shadow Rap's not just for black bass, it can help you catch more of your favorite predatory fish.

Check out all my favorite jerkbaits in Ike's Tackle Box
Rapala, BASS, Seigo Saito, 2015 Bassmaster Classic
February 25th, 2015
After the 2015 Bassmaster Classic with Mike IaconelliIn this video: Iaconelli was looking for a 20lb. bag out deep on the final day of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. He fished two key baits throughout the tournament, a new football jig from Missile Jigs, and the new Rapala Shadow Rap Deep.

Mike fished all these baits on his new NEW IKE Series Custom Rods from Abu Garcia
BASS, Bassmaster Classic, basseast1, Rapala Shadow Rap Deep
February 23rd, 2015
Day 3 Bassmaster Classic Launch with Mike IaconelliIn this video: Mike talks about his plan for going out and trying to win on day 3 of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
BASS, Bassmaster Classic, basseast1
February 23rd, 2015
Day 2 2015 Bassmaster Classic with Mike Iaconelli In this video: Iaconelli talks about fishing the "magic hour" in the morning with the Rapala Shadow Rap, then going out deep and fishing with the big jig for big fish.
BASS, Bassmaster Classic, basseast1, Rapala Shadow Rap, Missile Jigs
February 23rd, 2015
Rapala Shadow Rap 2015 Classic Game ChangerIn this video: Several BASS fishing pros talk about why the New Rapala Shadow Rap and Shadow Rap Deep will help you catch bass any day of the week.
Bass Fishing Pros, Rapala Shadow Rap, 2015 Bassmaster Classic
February 19th, 2015
Mike Iaconelli Talks About Rapala Legacy and Shadow RapIn this video: Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about matching the hatch. Colors, shape and subtle movements. Mike talks about all the unique features of the Rapala Shadow Rap.
2015 Bassmaster Classic Release, Rapala Shadow Rap
February 19th, 2015
How to Fish Rapala Shadow RapIn this video: BASS pros Mike "Ike" Iaconelli and Brandon Palaniuk talk about techniques for winter jerkbaits, particularly the Rapala Shadow Rap.
Rapala Shadow Rap, Tackle Warehouse, Mike Iaconelli
February 19th, 2015
Mike Iaconelli Catches a Big Winter Bass on Molix LoverIn this video: 20 degree weather and snow doesn't keep professional bass angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli from catching big northern winter bass on the Molix Lover Vibrating Jig, from a Jon boat, no less.
Bass East, Molix Lover, Tackle Warehouse, Mike Iaconelli
February 19th, 2015
Bassmaster Classic Champion Denny Brauer & Tommy Biffle FightIn this video: Special guest on IKE LIVE Pre-Classic show, 1998 Bassmaster Classic Champion, Denny Brauer. Brauer talks about almost Classic wins and finally winning in 1998 at High Rock. Denny talks about how flippin' a tube, instead of a jig, won him the tournament, and how that helped get flipping tubes started. Brauer says that winning a Classic really completes a career.

Also, Mike Iaconelli talks about a Brauer and Biffle run-in at a 1993 BASS Top 150, at his first bass fishing tournament.

Watch the entire Bassmaster Classic Special show

Thanks to Jesse Schultz and FLW Outdoors for the photo
Denny Brauer, Tommy Biffle, IKE LIVE, BASS, FLW, Jesse Schultz, Bassmaster Classic
February 13th, 2015
2015 Bassmaster Classic Bait Picks with Mike IaconelliIn this video: What Rapala baits will Mike "Ike" Iaconelli likely be throwing at Hartwell next week in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic? What does Mike have to say about the Shadow Rap, which is coming soon to Tackle Warehouse? Mike also predicts what other baits he thinks will be key players at the Classic.

Rapala Shad Rap
Rapala Rippin Rap
Rapala, Tackle Warehouse, 2015 Bassmaster Classic
February 10th, 2015
VMC Ike Swinging Rugby Head JigIn this video: Heads will roll if you're not using the swinging rugby head jig from VMC. Flat bottom for great feel, integrated line tie to protect your knot, articulated hook for a free-swinging bait, and a long shank to keep the bait from balling up. Check 'em out at Tackle Warehouse.
VMC, Mike Iaconelli, Swinging Rugby Head Jig, Tackle Warehouse
February 10th, 2015
Fishing the Moment Secret Tip for Winning Bass TournamentsIn this video: Fishing historical spots, seasonal patterns and what the bass fishing magazines, books and videos say to do, doesn't always put you in the winner's circle. BASS Bassmaster Classic Champion and Angler-of-the-year Mike "Ike" Iaconelli often attributes his tournament-winning success to "Fishing the Moment".

If you're fishing a bass tournament, and the fish just aren't at any of your expected waypoints, they aren't biting the baits you read were the secret lure in your research, weather conditions changed, or any other reason the bass aren't behaving like they should. Sometimes, the best secret tactic Mike employs is trusting your instinct, recognizing the patterns aren't working, and fish your instinct. Experience more fishing success, catch more bass, catch bigger bass.
BASS, Bassmaster Classic, Fishing the Moment, Mike Iaconelli, Ike
February 9th, 2015
Secret Pre-Release Ike Series Abu Garcia Rods In this video: The best secret tip that I can give anyone, which is not-so-secret, is use the right tool for the job. It's hard wrestling big bass out of the grass with a light action spinning rod. Check out this series 15 rods, specially built for the job, and they'll help you catch more fish using your favorite fishing technique.

Champion professional BASS and FLW angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli has been working with Abu Garcia for years to develop this series of 15 custom technique-specific fishing rods. This series contains 5 graphite casting rods, 5 graphite spinning rods and 5 composite rods. Every particular was considered in making these technique-specific graphite and graphite/glass composite rods.

Check them out at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic in Greenville, SC. or pre-order them from Tackle Warehouse, via my website special pre-release (sneak peek, promo) page
Abu Garcia, Ike Series Rods, Mike Iaconelli, Pure Fishing
February 9th, 2015
Ish Monroe & Keith Poche Bass Fishing Open Tournament FightIn this video: What do you think about this recent BASS disqualification?

At the recent BASS Open tournament, while entering the lock, Keith Poche struck fellow Elite Series Angler Ish Monroe's boat. Words were exchanged, tempers flared and what some described as a struggle, others as a fight, others still as a unfortunate loss of balance, resulted in both anglers in the lake. Both anglers were disqualified from the tournament for unsportsmanlike conduct, or conduct unbecoming of a professional bass fisherman/angler. The police were made aware of the altercation.

This is a clip from the from the first segment of the Jan 26th Ike Live Fishing Talkshow, watch the entire show, which also includes Joe Sancho & Chad Morganthaler
BASS Open, Ish Monroe, Keith Poche, Lake Toho, IKE LIVE
January 28th, 2015
Match the Hatch - Bass Fishing Tips and TechniquesIn this video: The Bass University TV sneak peek preview of Mike Iaconelli's on-water training video on how to "Match the Hatch". Watch Ike's entire training video on Bass University TV.
Bass University TV, Mike Iaconelli
January 26th, 2015
Pro Fishing Secret Tip - Knot Trick for Flipping Heavy CoverIn this video: Pro BASS and FLW tournament champion Mike Iaconelli explains why the snell knot is a super knot for flipping straight-shank hooks. If you fish heavy cover, this heavy-gauge hook, paired with the snell knot is a great combination for getting high hookup percentages, getting fish out of heavy cover and landing big bass.

This VMC hook Heavy Duty Flipping Hook is really the secret of this technique. VMC has designed a space between the bait keeper and the eye, and that space is great for tying the snell knot.
Tackle Warehouse, VMC, Mike Iaconelli, Snell Knot
January 26th, 2015
Mike Iaconelli Professional Tournament Bass Champion DocumentaryIn this video: Dive deep, 20Ft Deep, with Mark Jeffreys and Z3 Media, as they document the backstory of professional BASS and FLW tournament-winning champion, BASS Angler of the Year and Bassmaster Classic Champion Mike "Ike" Iaconelli.

Learn how Mike got started tournament fishing, and how he made it a career. See his first Toyota truck, his high school and college and more in the full documentary at 20Ft Deep.
20Ft Deep, Mark Jeffreys, Mike Iaconelli
January 22nd, 2015
Kevin Short 2015 Classic, MLF & Square Bill Crankbait Pro Tips - Ike Live In this video: After missing an event because a tornado destroyed his and his father's house, Kevin Short "K-Pink" came back to qualify for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, ensuring there would be at least one Kevin in the Classic. In this clip from Ike Live, Kevin talks about determination and remembering that stuff can be replaced, people are what's important. Kevin also talks about the intensity of Major League Fishing's tournament format and the excitement of the show. Lastly, Kevin talks about what makes him a good square bill crankbait angler. How do I make fish bite this bait today?

Never give up.

Watch the entire episode
Kevin Short, Joe Balog, Mike Iaconelli, Ike Live, 2015 Bassmaster Classic
January 16th, 2015
That's the Taste of MoneyIn this video: Ike lands a big 5lb. 2oz giant in Major League Fishing's 2015 General Tire Summit Cup on Messalonskee Lake in Waterville Maine.
MLF, Major League Fishing, Maine, Tournament
January 13th, 2015
Aaron Martens Fishing Tournament Tips & 2015 Classic PracticeIn this video: Aaron Martens was a guest for the Christmas Special of Ike Live. Mike Iaconelli and Aaron Martens are both former BASS Angler-of-the-Year winners. In this segment, A-mart talks about his pre-practice at Lake Hartwell, where they will hold the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Martens talks about tournament preparation, planning, knowing the lake and other tips, tactics and secrets for tournament success.

Aaron also answers a fan question about why he backs his baitcaster reels with braided line, and Martens and Pete Gluszek discuss fishing a flurorocarbon leader on braid, especially with spinning gear with shakey head or dropshot.

Watch the entire IKE Live show
Ike Live, Aaron Martens, 2015 Bassmaster Classic, BASS, Pete Gluszek
January 12th, 2015
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 5In this video: Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek continue covering a lot of the areas that Mike Iaconelli fished in his Delaware River BASS Elite Series event win. Mike demonstrates the improved clinch knot *dentist recommend you do not bite the line, as Mike does in the video. Mike catches a good Delaware River bass on the Rapala DT Thug 'Ike's Old School' color. Ike was fishing this bait on:
· Ike Series Custom Rod All Purpose 7' Med (coming soon)
· Abu Garcia REVO Premier Generation 3 Casting Reel 6.4:1
· 12lb Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Line Clear

Pete Gluszek recommend quick-changing crankbaits using snaps.

Mike also recommends Molix Venator Double Willow Spinnerbait in Ike's Purple Sinsay for dirty fishing tidal river waters.
Tackle Warehouse, Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek, Molix, Rapala, Berkley
January 5th, 2015
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 4In this video: When conditions got more tough, Mike threw a shakey head, a great technique for when conditions are tough. Mike fished:
· 3/16oz. VMC Ike Approved Rugby Jig
· Berkley Havoc Larry Nixon Bottom Hopper 6.25" in Junebug
· 6'6" Med Hvy Abu Garcia Villain Spinning Rod
*Tackle Warehouse appears to not carry the Revo Premier spinning reels check out the
· Abu Garcia Revo SX30
· 8lb. 100% Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon

Check out Berkley Anglers Super Glue for bonding braided knots and affixing soft plastics to jigheads.
Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, VMC, Pete Gluszek, Delaware River
January 5th, 2015